BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The president of the European Commission said on Tuesday that Italy is a pillar of the European Union and that the country deserves respect.
“Italy yesterday as today deserves respect and trust,” Jean-Claude Juncker told an economic conference in Brussels. He added that “Italy’s place is at the heart of Europe.”
The remark comes after rows between the newly formed anti-establishment Italian government and EU commissioners.
Reporting by Jan Strupczewski and Francesco Guarascio; editing by Robert-Jan Bartunek